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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accelo ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.6

Accelo

76%
6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

9.2
92%
6 Ratings
9.8
98%
11 Ratings

Resource Management

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
8 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

6.6
66%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.5
75%
5 Ratings
6.9
69%
9 Ratings

Team Collaboration

6.7
67%
5 Ratings
9.1
91%
11 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
3.7
37%
6 Ratings

Email integration

7.2
72%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
8.4
84%
8 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.2
92%
5 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
7 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

8.6
86%
6 Ratings
3.0
30%
4 Ratings

Document Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
7 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.8

Accelo

78%
5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
Accelo ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

7.6
76%
5 Ratings
6.4
64%
4 Ratings

Invoicing

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
4.7
47%
4 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
3.0
30%
4 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Accelo is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accelo

90%
8 Ratings
9.8

Kanban Tool

98%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Accelo

90%
1 Rating
9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Accelo

70%
1 Rating
6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Accelo

100%
2 Ratings

Kanban Tool

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.6

Accelo

76%
5 Ratings
8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Accelo

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

Accelo is a system that can do it all. It's extremely sophisticated. Depending on the sophistication of your organization, or specifically the abilities of the people you put in charge of the implementation, it can almost be too sophisticated. It all just depends on your situation. The more you use it, the more data you give it, the more you'll be able to see and do. It's incredibly powerful. But it's definitely not a tool that would be appropriate for smaller boutique type organizations that have only basic needs.
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Shore Labs

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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Pros

Accelo

  • Timing Client Work: You are able to better manage your time on your clients.
  • Housing Client Info in one Area: You can view all you need for any given client in one area.
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Shore Labs

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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Cons

Accelo

  • Accelo is excellent on the adaptation to its deep functionalities.
  • Managing multiple project is very challenging.
  • Not easy to collect multiple reports across platforms.
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Shore Labs

  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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Pricing Details

Accelo

Starting Price

$24 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Accelo editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Plus24.001
Premium39.002

Footnotes

  1. per month per user / per product
  2. per month per user / per product

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Accelo Plans start at $120.00 Per Month (on an Annual Contract) for Plus, and $195.00 Per Month (on an Annual Contract) for Premium. Plans include 5 Licenses which are used for various Accelo Products: Sales & Quotes, Projects, Tickets, Retainers, Billing, and Reports.

Kanban Tool

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Kanban Tool editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise10801
Kanban Tool On-Site Team6002
Kanban Tool Enterprise93
Kanban Tool Team54

Footnotes

  1. per year per 10-user pack
  2. per year per 10-user pack
  3. per month per user
  4. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Accelo

Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Shore Labs

We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Usability

Accelo

No answers on this topic

Shore Labs

Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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Support Rating

Accelo

From the beginning the Accelo team has been very invested in ensuring our success and overall happiness with the platform. The initial implementation specialists and trainers did a fairly good job of learning our company and needs, and tried to tailor the trainings accordingly. However, once we made the formal switch to the platform, meaning we no longer were using our legacy systems, we found that we had a lot of questions....and a lot of ideas and recommendations. The support team is extremely responsive and seemingly happy to receive our continual feedback. And if we encounter an issue that seems to be a system issue, they work diligently to fix it (we've actually had an engineer join a call with us to learn of the issue - and subsequently fix it)
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Shore Labs

This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered

Accelo

Accelo doesn't really exceed any competitors in any one area of their product, but in 2015 when we made the move this was the best option that included all the tools we wanted. However, user adoption was low in some areas due to the UI, so we scaled back Accelo and added other tools.
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Shore Labs

We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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Return on Investment

Accelo

  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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Shore Labs

  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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